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Arsene Wenger praises 'excellent' Francis Coquelin after performance against QPR

Arsene Wenger heaped praise on Francis Coquelin after Arsenal's 2-1 win over Queens Park Rangers.

Arsenal made it four Premier League wins in a row after a 2-1 victory over Queens Park Rangers at Loftus Road on Wednesday night.

The Gunners defeated Everton 2-1 on Sunday, and were then presented with a short trip across London to take on relegation-threatened QPR.

After a quiet first half, Arsene Wenger's men kicked into gear in the second half, with Olivier Giroud scoring the opener after 64 minutes.

Alexis Sanchez made it 2-0 just five minutes later, and whilst Charlie Austin set up a frantic finale with a late goal back for QPR, Arsenal managed to hang on for all three points.

Midfielder Francis Coquelin started for Arsenal despite suffering a broken nose against Everton, and played with a protective mask over his face as a result.

The Frenchman, 23, has been superb in the Arsenal midfield of late, and didn't let his recent injury hamper him with another fine display - drawing praise from Wenger in the process.

The Gunners boss spoke after the game, and with quotes reported by the Arsenal official website, Wenger moved to praise the 'excellent' Coquelin.

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